Art History Minor
With a minor in art history, you will learn about the monuments and principal artists of major art periods of the past, gaining a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Art History focuses not only on the material aspects of cultural expression, but also how art reflects other aspects of society, including history, politics, religion, science, and technology. You’ll gain experience looking at art and thinking about the broader issues of the interaction between art and society, and the intersection of economics, religion, and science with visual expression and the built environment.
The art history minor pairs well with any major.
Art Studio Minor
If you want to improve your practical art skills while at Truman while majoring in another field, consider adding the art studio minor to your course of study.
After taking Observational Drawing and Figure Drawing, you’ll be able to pursue your own selection of courses from our studio classes like ceramics, fibers, painting, photography, and sculpture to choose an emphasis for your minor. Faculty will continuously evaluate your portfolio for proficiency as you progress into the upper-level studio courses.
If you want to develop above average skills in digital literacy, creating graphics, design layout and content/project management while at Truman, consider adding the design minor to your course of study.
After taking Observational Drawing, Design Software and Process, Typography, and Graphic Design I, you can select from several upper-level design course options to complete the minor requirements.
See the Art Major & Minor FAQ for more info about the art program.
November 30, 2021
Painting alumna Lindsay Picht had an exhibition of her work at the Columbia Art League in Columbia, Missouri. It was open from October 29-November 20.
November 15, 2021
To better reflect what we offer in the department we have decided to change the name. The department is officially named Art+Design+Art History, or ADAH as the acronym. Our courses in the catalog will keep the ART prefix for our courses.